How to Find the Right Door Canopy for Your Entryway

Door CanopyHaving a door canopy installed over your entryway can not only add beauty and value to your home, but also serve a practical purpose like keeping you dry during a rainstorm while you search for your keys in your pocket or purse. While choosing a door awning for your home can be fun, it can also be a challenging process if you don’t know what to look for. So, here are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping for a door canopy:

  • Determine what kind of functionality you need. Would you like a remote-control retractable awning or a stationary awning?
  • Do some research about different awning styles. For example, what valance style do you want? What kind of awning shape are you looking for?
  • Figure out what colors and patterns work with your home. Go to your local paint store, pick up a palette, and see which scheme you like best.
  • Consider the size you’ll need your door canopy to be. How wide is your entryway? How far would you like your awning to project from your home?

While the aesthetic components of a door canopy are important, so too is durability. Awning fabric, for instance, is woven from a series of fibers, which can either be naturally occurring or manmade. Natural fibers, such as cloth, are often less durable than manmade fibers, such as acrylic, because they are more susceptible to the growth of mold and mildew.

At Sunesta, we’ve specialized in the manufacturing of custom awnings since 1981. If you’re interested in learning more about our products or would like to have a door canopy installed over your entryway, contact us today and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you. We proudly serve homeowners throughout the United States.